Tori Merritt
Tori Merritt

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Tecumseh, Mich.

High School:
Tecumseh

Event:
Free/Fly


03/27/2013

2012-13 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

Forty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

02/23/2013

MSU Women Conclude Competition At Swim/Dive Big Tens


Spartans tie for 11th place with 56 points. 



02/22/2013

Women's Swim/Dive Finish Day Three of Big Tens

Spartans' 400 medley relay team sets school record.

02/19/2013

Women's Swimming and Diving Travel to Big Ten Championships

MSU opens four day competition against conference foes on Wednesday.

01/26/2013

Spartans Split Dual At Oakland

Women bring home a win, men fall to Golden Grizzlies.

Getting to Know Tori Merritt

Where were you born?
Tecumseh, Mich.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...an Egyptologist. Now I want to be...a corporate lawyer.

What is your favorite movie?
Gladiator

Why did you choose Michigan State University?
Lots of school pride, I love the campus, and James Madison is a great program.

Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Magic Johnson

Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?
Michael Phelps....he can do a 100 and I can do a 30.

Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. You Found Me by The Fray
2. Unknown Soldier by Breaking Benjamin
3. Thought I'd Seen It All by Damon Elliott
4. Love and Memories by O.A.R.
5. Just a Ride by Jem

Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
Singing the fight song and jumping off the 10 meter.

GREEN or WHITE???
White

Favorite activity in the dorm?
Eating Gumby's!

Senior Season: Redshirted and did not compete.

Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Posted the third-fastest time on the team in the 50 freestyle and the 100 free (52.21) earning a spot on the 400 freestyle relay at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Finished with the third-fastest time on the team in the 200 freestyle (1:54.33) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Posted a season-best time in the 100 butterfly (59.43) at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Made the team's All-Time Top Ten list in the 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.

Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Posted the second-fastest time of the season in the 100 freestyle (51.43) and 100 butterfly (56.61) ... Made the All-Time top-10 list in the 100 freestyle (8th) and the 100 butterfly (7th) .... Competed in the 200 freestyle against Oakland, swimming a 1:57.36 ... Swam a 26.24 in the 50 butterfly at the TYR Invitational ... Posted best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 freestyle (24.03), 100 freestyle (51.43) and 100 butterfly (56.61) ... Swam on the 200, 400, and 800 freestyle Big Ten Championship relay teams ... Competed at the Santa Clara Invitational swim meet over the summer.

Freshman Season: Competed in nine meets as a true freshman ... Swam in several meets as part of the 200 freestyle relay team ... A member of the 200 freestyle relay team placed second vs. Minnesota with a 1:40.53 ... Swam on the 200 freestyle relay team posted a 1:36.03 for a fourth-place finish at the TYR Invitational.

High School: Four-year letterwinner...Earned All-State honors in 2008...All-league selection...Member of the team that won league relay champions four consecutive years...Elected team captain as a senior...MVP all four years.

Personal: Born January 4, 1990 ... Daughter of William and Jenny Merritt ... Majoring in political theory and constitutional democracy.